Successful Farmer Series
Mark your calendars for the third annual “Successful Farmer Series,” which will be held weekly starting January 5, 2018 and ending February 9, 2018 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Multiple sessions and topics allow you to pick the topics most relevant to you and your operation.
All sessions will be 9–11:30 a.m. Refreshments Provided. CCA Credits Available. Registrations are not required but are appreciated two days prior to the session(s) you want to attend. Cost $5 per session or $15 for all six sessions! Registrations accepted on-line or by calling 402-441-7180. Pay at the door with cash or check.
January 5, 2018 - Crops and Weather: Weather plays a large impact on agriculture in Nebraska. Come learn more about the impact of hail and frost on crops and tips for management and recovery. We will also have a climate outlook to help plan for the upcoming spring and growing season. Sponsor: Nebraska Farm Bureau
- Hail Impact and Recovery/Frost Assessment and Management - Justin McMechan, Extension Cropping Systems Specialist
- Climate Outlook/Weather Ready Farms - Al Dutcher, Exension Ag Climatologist and Tyler Williams, Extension Educator
- Open Discussion - Brian Barjenbruch, National Weather Service
January 12, 2018 - Soil fertility: Soil is the foundation of agricultural production in Nebraska. Maintaining a high quality soil and managing soil nutrients is key to growing a successful crop. Attend this session to learn more about soil sampling and to have better understanding about the results. We will also discuss how to use and manage manure as a possibility for soil nutrients. Bring your soil sample results with you! Sponsor: AgSource Labs
- Soil Sample and Reading Results - Aaron Nygren, Extension Educator
- Manure Applications for Nitrogen - Rick Koelsch, Livestock and Bio Environmental Engineer
- Open Discussion with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
January 19, 2018 - Farm Economics: Economics is on the top of the mind of Nebraska farmers. This session will dig into the non-traditional economics topics as we will discuss farm bill and policy implications, as well as the ins-and-outs of farm transition. Sponsor: United Farm Management - Chris Scow, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Farm Transition - Al Vyhnalek, Extension Educator
- Farm Bill/Policy - Brad Lubben, Extension Associate Professor
- Open Discussion
January 26, 2018 - Corn: Corn production is no doubt a staple to Nebraska agriculture. Managing your corn acres properly will help your efficiency and your pocket book. This session will focus on corn diseases you may be seeing in your field, as well as tips and strategies to better apply and utilize one of your most expensive inputs…Nitrogen. Sponsor: Nebraska Corn Board
- Splitting N - Bijesh Marajhan, Extension Specialist and Associate Professor
- Corn Disease Update - Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Extension Plant Pathologist
- Open Discussion - Tom Hoegemeyer
February 2, 2018 - Wheat and Equipment: Although wheat acres are small in Eastern Nebraska, the production from many of those fields is not. Our high-yielding environment presents some opportunities and challenges with wheat production. This session will focus on helping you incorporate wheat or enhance your production, as well as ways to manage your equipment properly. Sponsor: Nebraska Wheat Board
- Equipment Settings for Planting and Harvesting. Changes for Weather? - Paul Jasa, Extension Engineer
- Wheat - Nathan Mueller
- Open Discussion - Stephen Baenziger
February 9, 2018 - Soybeans: Producing soybeans successfully often depends on positive weather and pest control. This session will focus on dicamba injury and management for soybeans, as well as seed treatments and managing soybean diseases. Sponsor: Nebraska Soybean Board
Register on-line or call 402-441-7180 for more information.
Thank You Sponsors!
- AgSource Labs
- United Farm Management
- Nebraska Corn Board
- Nebraska Soybean Board
- Nebraska Wheat Board
- Nebraska Farm Bureau